Sunday, March 11, 2012

3 Occupy Oakland Thugs Charged with Hate Crimes—They Allegedly Robbed, “Surrounded,” and “Taunted” a Woman over “Their Perception of Her Sexual

Orientation”; OWS: It’s a Conspiracy to Destroy Movement, and It’s All Her Fault!

Self-described crime victim, Randolph Wilkins. Don't openly say what the teardrop tattoo signifies, if you want to post comments at the SF Chronicle!

African-American Studies scholar, Nneka Crawford

Michael Davis: Now this guy looks like a hate crime suspect!

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU:

“At the San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Gangbanger’ is the New ‘Nigger’: Daily Blazes Trails in Censorship.”]

Three Occupy Oakland protesters charged with hate crimes
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 1:56 a.m. EST

(Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said.

Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release.

"She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

The female victim was not identified except as a 20-year resident of the neighborhood.

"Her wallet was taken during the crime," Watson said. "The victim broke away from the group and called police, who were able to arrest one suspect near the scene."

Watson said the other two suspects were arrested at a February 29 Occupy Oakland protest.

Each was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office with felony counts of robbery and hate crimes, Watson said.

An Occupy Oakland organizer could not be reached for comment on Friday evening.

A rallying cry of the movement has been that 1 percent of the population has too much of the nation's wealth and the remaining 99 percent is disadvantaged.

It has lost momentum in recent months after police cleared encampments in New York, Oakland and other major cities.

(Reporting by Emmett Berg; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Tim Gaynor)

[From WEJB/NSU's Oakland files:

“Q: Would ebonics programs in public schools be a good idea? Opposing views.”

“Ebonics and the Betrayal of Black Children”;

“Ebonics: Bridge to Illiteracy”;

“Ebonics: The Language of Hate”;

“Oakland: Lovelle Mixon’s Town”;

“Lovelle Mixon: Murderer, ‘True Hero’”;

“Four More Victims of Racism”;

“Your Muslim Bakery Trial: Laughter about Revenge Killings, and Killing ‘White Devils’”;

“CBS Story on Oakland Beating Death of Tian Sheng Yu by Lavonte Drummer and Dominic Davis”;

“Johannes Mehserle vs. Marcie Noriega: The Identical Act is ‘Murder,’ if You’re a White Cop, but No Crime at All, If You’re a ‘Diverse’ Cop”;

“In Oakland, High-Ranking Nuestra Familia Gangster Accused of Killing Recently Paroled Murderer and Woman”;

“‘Obama’ Adviser/Union Prez Called for ‘More Militancy’ in Occupy Movement; 3 Days Later, Occupy Oakland Rioted”;

“Is Oakland Poised to Become America’s Crime Leader?”;

“Anarcho-Tyranny, ‘Occupy’-Style: Oakland Police Beg Criminals to Please Cooperate; NYC Mayor Bloomberg is Upset with Them; Occupiers Nationwide Deny Any Connection Between Their Camps and the Rampant, Escalating Violence There”;

“In West Oakland, Really Tough Music Critics Open Fire on Rappers, Wounding 7, 3 Critically; 1-Year-Old Boy Clings to Life”;

“Would Forcing All Refugees to Settle in Oakland Solve Our Refugee Problem…or Our Oakland Problem?”]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The teardrop eye tattoo says it all.